The Bulletproof Case for Church Mobile Giving in 3 Mindblowing Charts

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Sometimes a picture (or in this case a chart) is all you need. They’re worth a thousand words, right? At Tithe.ly we’re consistently talking to folks who are looking to bring mobile giving into their  church. For more established churches there’s always an element of adopting new technology that requiring educating and convincing senior leadership. Sometimes even the board need to be involved. With that in mind, we offer you three charts to help you build your case and get a decision made. ... Continue Reading

#TextsFromMom [Video]

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This last Mother's day, @SamsungMobileUS developed a unique comedy video with the side benefit of showing off their phones. The humor is a great rehashing of autocorrect fails we see all the time or older generations missing the boat on new technology. I wonder if there is some great ministry application here, whether to just show off a parody of this video at church as part of the church tech ministry, or letting this be a lead in opportunity for churches to get a foot into the door with ... Continue Reading

Can’t Put Your Phone Down? This App Might Help You

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We love technology. We love apps, software and all kinds of gadgets that make our work and lives more efficient and fruitful. Even so, there are moments that we need to focus and set the phone down for a minute. But sometimes it's hard. I can pick up a book and start reading, but after a few paragraphs my phone right next to me is silently (or noisily) calling me to pick it up and see if there is something new out there for me to check out. ... Continue Reading

Speak Millennial – Reach More People with Mass Text Messaging

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According to a recent Pew Religion Study, 25 percent of Americans born after 1980 are not religious, compared with 11 percent of baby boomers and 7 percent of the generation born between 1928 and 1945. How can churches engage Millennials? No matter how your church plans to improve faith development among young adults, you need to first reach them where they are: text messaging on their phones. ... Continue Reading

The Surprisingly Simple 4-Step Guide to Rolling Out a Church Giving Solution

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In the rapidly changing landscape of church fundraising solutions it’s important to understand the psychology behind giving. Things like need, vision, and the heart behind generosity are important. But you can’t stop there. Equally important are the communication and execution aspects of rolling out new giving solution for your church. Without good communication and a well executed plan, you'll end up with new technology that no one is using. And that equates to time and money lost that could ... Continue Reading

Have We Made Our Smartphones Into Idols? [Video]

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The video coming up is from Buzzfeed where they give up their phone for a week and "try to survive." The video is ridiculous and entertaining... until you think about having to give it up yourself. Could you not only live life without it, but live it happily? I'd contest that we (me included) are addicted to our phones and cannot let them fully go. Anxiety about giving up your phone? It's actually a thing. How can we undo our unhealthy attachment to our phones? ... Continue Reading

6 Game Changing iOS Apps

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It’s incredible to think that the original iPhone came without an App store. All those games, tools and crazy features that have helped make the iPhone such a revolutionary product weren’t there at the start. However, now the App store is huge and contains a plethora of apps, some great, some fun, some terrible and some are just plain rip offs. All this is to say that not all iOS apps are equal and some are much more revolutionary than others. Today I want to look at a few revolutionary iOS ... Continue Reading

The Man Behind the App: Verses [Podcast #59]

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A few episodes ago we heard from the creators of Nuebible. We had so much fun getting to see “the man behind the curtain,” we decided to do it again! On this episode, we hear from Zach Whelchel and Brock Klein—creators of Verses. Verses a very well done app that helps you memorize Bible verses! Check it out: ... Continue Reading

Online Giving: Are You Doing It Right?

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While reasonable people can disagree about the best/fastest/easiest/coolest way to utilize online and mobile tech to increase church giving, one thing at least is certain: More churches than ever are taking advantage of digital giving. A recent study reported that 42% of all churches are now offering some form of digital giving. This is a long way short of where things should be, but it’s also a far cry better than the 14% that was reported in 2011. And yes, while something is certainly ... Continue Reading

Polarfox: Send Mobile Images Directly to _________

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Polarfox is a photo-sharing app designed to help you share your images across several social media platforms. At. The. Same. Time. Yes, that's right; you can share to Facebook (Profiles, Groups, and Pages), Twitter, Tumblr, and Linkedin. But that's not all! Several apps can do that. What sets Polarfox apart for me is that can also post these photos to your WordPress blog, both the .com and self-hosted versions. Interested? I thought you might be. ... Continue Reading